Shell Energy Entrepreneurs banner Yudala banner
INEC plotting to rig Imo senatorial re-run election in favour of APC: HURIWA

By News Express on 25/07/2016

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 864


A Pro-Democracy and Non-Governmental Organisation, Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA), has expressed considerable consternation and worry that the Professor Yakubu Mahmoud-led Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) “is on the verge of destabilising democracy through coordinated plots to rig elections in favour of the All Progressives Congress (APC).”

The rights group said Nigeria’s stability and her democratic future may be imperiled if concrete measures through constitutional reforms aren't implemented to wrestle the hierarchy of the electoral umpire from the stranglehold and manipulative control of the Presidency, especially now that virtually 50 percent of all the re-run elections by the current leadership have ended up as inconclusive particularly whenever the electoral panel anticipates imminent victory of the opposition party.

HURIWA said although it is totally non-partisan but maintained that as a pro-democracy platform it’s members have expressed overwhelming concerns that the current leadership of INEC has embarked on a “journey of an ‘organised shipwreck’ and asked patriotic Nigerians to speak out now so the electoral system is made truly independent and accountable to the people of Nigeria and not to a tiny coterie of ethno-religious zealots seeking to perpetuate their stay in power by hook or crook.”

HURIWA has also called for the sack of Hajia Amina Zakari, should it be true that she is indeed the niece of President Muhammadu Buhari and if she was recommended by the President.

HURIWA in a statement jointly endorsed by the National Coordinator, Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko and the National Media Affairs Director, Miss Zainab Yusuf said the unambiguous partisan conducts of the current leadership of INEC in the many inconclusive elections specifically in Rivers and Imo State is a pointer to the fact that it can’t be trusted to conduct a free, fair, transparent and crisis free General Elections in 2019 because as the saying goes that the early morning shows how the rest of the day would be.

HURIWA also accused INEC of deliberately scheming to deny Igbo speaking States such as Anambra and Imo full compliment of representations at the National Assembly as another escalation of the marginalisation of the South East of Nigeria by a government that has through numerous high profile appointments and actions showed its pro-Northern Nigeria tendency.

HURIWA said any attempt by INEC to perpetuate this illegality of frustrating the electoral system may result in civil war should the current leadership be allowed to mess up the 2019 General Election.

“All hands must be on deck to save Nigeria’s fledgling democracy from being scuttled by reactionary elements who have seized control of the Electoral Commission at the national level. These cocktails of inconclusive elections are mere rehearsals of what this current leadership of INEC has in stock which they may play up should their preferred political associates and regional acolytes fail to win a democratically conducted voting process. The National Assembly must save Nigeria from this coming conflagration by comprehensively reforming INEC to remove the powers of appointments from the President. We must make hay whilst the sun shines. This leadership of INEC has demonstrated more than a sufficient evidence of her readiness to undermine democracy.”

HURIWA condemned INEC for nullifying results of the Okigwe senatorial re-run election only in the areas whereby PDP seemed to have emerged victorious and only declared the result of the state Assembly seat whereby INEC’S preferred political party the APC reportedly won.    

HURIWA recalled that INEC had declared as “inconclusive,” the Okigwe senatorial zone re-run election, which took place last Saturday.

Also declared inconclusive were the state assembly seat results for Oru East and Isiala Mbano local council areas of the state.

Although INEC had stated that the Oru East state assembly re-run election had to be declared inconclusive because of the shootout at Akata and Amiri communities in Oru East, between supporters of the rival parties midway into the election, the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Taiwo Lakanu, however, said that there was reportedly excess voting in the cancelled areas.

HURIWA said: “There’s more to this than meets the eye since the highly compromised Nigeria Police Force is now dishing out information that INEC ought to actually emanate from INEC.

“This shows a well executed clandestine plots by Police and INEC to scuttle the electoral chances of the opposition PDP in Imo State. We stand to be corrected but our hunch tells us that INEC has an anti-Igbo agenda.”

HURIWA queried the inconsistencies in the statement attributed to the Police Commissioner in Imo State who had initially told the media that there was no recorded violence in any of the areas where the re-run election took place.

HURIWA also recalled the Police Commissioner telling the media that his men were everywhere and ready to promptly tackle any incident, whenever and wherever it reared its ugly head but the Rights group then wondered how INEC determined that the election is inconclusive on the ground of violence and over balloting in only areas that observers said were PDP’s stronghold.

Source News Express

Posted 25/07/2016 9:38:49 PM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

 

You may also like...
Deposit N1bn if you want me in court,...

African Development Bank and MasterCard partner to drive...

Manufacturers seek patent for generator that does not...

Akunyili, Ndukwe are my leadership models — NEPZA...

Super Falcons loses Media Officer

Theatre of death: OVER 1,000 NIGERIANS MURDERED IN...

Oyo State govt. conducts staff verification exercise

Clock ticks for Gen. Tukur Buratai and IGP...

Lagos Assembly investigates menace of commercial motorcyclists

CAN raises alarm over moves to demolish churches,...

Declare your asset to promote good governance, PDP...

Kano renames varsity after Maitama Sule

 

Latest News Army sets up cattle ranches across the country South East APC leaders reject Okorocha Concerned Nigerians drag Buhari to court, want NIA’s new DG sacked 300 give birth in IDP camp Police captures kidnapper of Americans, Canadians in Kaduna Goal feast in EPL as Arsenal, Chelsea win, United close in on City Buhari crowns Obasanjo ‘Father of Open and Distance Education in Nigeria’ Dickson advocates more support for education •Hails OBJ for NOUN PhD feat Cameroonian refugees flood Nigeria Ambode declares war on refuse, vows to clean up Lagos NiMet predicts sunny, hazy, mist/fog, cloudy skies on Sunday Fresh PDP collapses after only one month

 

Most Read Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (315,791 views) NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (305,947 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (245,204 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (201,608 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (190,246 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (179,588 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (155,701 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (140,021 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (136,154 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (124,625 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (121,898 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (119,039 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (33) Business (2,854) Business Verdict (32) Columnists (792) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (200) Entertainment (431) Features (541) Global Business Monitor (222) International (1,749) Interviews (139) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (100) News (32,043) Opinion (868) Pidgin (10) Politics (4,362) Religion (666) Sports (1,408) Stock Watch (26) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

CBN Banner advert

CBN Words on marble

 

 

Thierry Henry in Lagos Nigeria

 

APO Group Partner

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement



 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!